Terrence Cody

Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody is in his final year of his rookie deal valued at $3.064 million. The Ravens drafted Cody in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft out of Alabama. Last season, he recorded 25 tackles. This offseason, Cody spent much of the time recovering from elbow surgery and hip surgery. He has to have a strong season to stick with the Ravens. (Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun / August 18, 2013)

The Ravens have re-signed veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody to a one-year contract.

Cody met with the Ravens last week for them to gauge his health and conditioning. He figures into the defensive line rotation again as a backup to Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata.

"I'm just happy to be back and continue my career with the Baltimore Ravens," Cody said. "Just come in and just play my role and work hard and just be able to help the team out and do a lot of great things this year to get to the next level."

Cody's four-year, $3.07 million rookie deal that included $1.594 million in guaranteed money expired after last season.

The Ravens were his only free agent visit, and Cody was only officially off the roster for the past month.

"It was crazy," Cody said. "It's just a big waiting game the whole time. I got the deal done and now I'm back with the Ravens."

Cody, 25, recorded 15 tackles in a dozen games played last season, including one start. The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder has 87 tackles and no sacks in his career.

During the 2011 season, Cody started every game and had a career-high 34 tackles. However, Cody started only four of 27 games over the past two seasons.

Cody had elbow and hip surgeries during the offseason last year, which hampered him throughout the offseason. He indicated he's fully healthy now and doesn't need to have any surgical procedures.

"I can be a lot better now that I'm full-go and actually healthy for the first time in a while," Cody said. "It's going to be a lot of good things this year."